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NOON-HEADLINES

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Ahead on News 7 at Noon, A major discovery at the crash site of T-W-A Flight 800.
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And new proof that a broken spinal cord can repair itself.
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Stay with us the news at Noon is next.

TWA


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Off the coast of Long Island today search crews have found two of the engines from T-W-A flight 800.
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But N-T-S-B officials can't say when salvage teams will try to lift them from the ocean floor.
Meantime, a source close to the probe says investigators are closing in on
the theory that flight 800 was brought down by a bomb --- following initial

analysis of the cockpit voice recorder.
But N-T-S-B Vice Chairman Robert Francis says it's still too early to speculate.
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((ROBERT FRANCIS/NTSB: THERE ARE STILL NO ANSWERS AS TO THE CAUSE OF THE CRASH -- THE BLACK BOXES DON'T INDICATE ONE CAUSE OF THE CRASH -- THERE COULD BE "A MULTIPLICITY" OF REASONS. THERE ARE PROFESSIONALS IN WASHINGTON LOOKING AT THE INFORMATION. ))
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Francis says the priority remains the recovery of the bodies of the 230 victims.
So far searcher have recovered 138 bodies.

Local-Security


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Long lines and longer check-in times may be awaiting you the next time you fly.
In the wake of the T-W-A disaster President Clinton has ordered tighter security measures at U-S airports.
Gone are curbside baggage check-in for international flights.
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And be ready for searches of carry-on bags.
Federal officials say that many of the new measures began yesterday, others will be phased in over a peroid of days or weeks.
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((FROM NOW ON WE WILL HAND SEARCH MORE LUGGAGE, AND SCREEN MORE BAGS. AND WE WILL REQUIRE PRE-FLIGHT INSPECTIONS FOR ANY PLANE FLYING TO OR FROM THE UNITED STATES.))
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Airlines in Roanoke are already following the enhanced, federally mandated measures introduced last fall.
They include photo I-D checks, reminding passengers to keep track of carry on luggage, and asking passengers more questions about both checked- in and carry on items.
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The newly announced measures mean passengers need to arrive at airports an extra 15 to 30 minutes early.

Korea-Avalanche


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Twenty Korean soldiers are dead and nine hospitalized after the year's heaviest rains triggered a deadly landslide.
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The victims were sleeping in metal barracks when heavy rains unleashed an avalanche of rocks and soil, crushing the barracks.
Rescuers were dispatched by helicopter, but found few survivors.
The men were stationed near the town of Dongson, some 81 miles north of Seoul.
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Israel


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More death in Israel.
Arab gunmen killed two Israelis and seriously wounded a third in a drive-by shooting near Jerusalem this morning.
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Israel has now resealed the West Bank, and is demanding the P-L-O crack down on all groups involved in terrorism.
Israeli security officials believe the gunmen are from a radical Palestinian faction opposed to the peace agreement.
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In another news from the Middle East, Iraqi leader Saddam Hussein reportedly escaped a brush with death.
Israel T-V says a bomb exploded outside one of his palaces several days ago, just minutes after he had left.
The report says Saddam has since had dozens of army officers executed.

Spinal-Cord


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A new report out today is providing some hope for those suffering from paralysis.
Some could actually one day walk again as researchers target re-generation and repair of spinal cord injuries.
Dr. Bob Arnot reports.
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CHRISTOPHER REEVES WILL WALK AGAIN Actor Christopher Reeve's vow to walk again after severing his spinal cord in a riding accident seemed an impossible dream....until today. DR. LARS OLSON, STUDY AUTHOR WE HAVE PROVEN THAT IT IS POSSIBLE TO REPAIR THE COMPLETELY TRANSECTED SPINAL CORD...
In an experiment, sweedish doctors cut and completely removed this section of a rats spinal cord, paralyzing the animal's hind legs. to repair it, they bridged the gap with 18 smaller nerves transplanted from the chest. then added a substance to stimulate nerves to grow, plus a glue to hold it all together.
The result. ...
YOU SEE THE RATS LEGS MOVE. This rat was able to walk again, although haltingly. look closely at these pictures. the rear legs are moving and the animal which advances forward past this white line.
DR. WISE YOUNG, NEW YORK UNIVERSITY MEDICAL CENTER:THIS IS A MAJOR MILESTONE IN REGENERATION RESEARCH. THIS IS THE FIRST DEMONSTRATION OF REGENERATION THAT LEADS TO FUNCTION IN ADULT RATS THAT HAVE BEEN FULLY TRANSECTED.
Past experiments failed, because they tried to connect nerves to the outer layer of the spinal chord -- called white matter. in this experiment, scientists connected nerves to an inner layer -- to gray matter. the nerves grew rapidly and actually founnd the correct pathway to the muscles they control.
DR YOUNG: IT TELL S US THAT SPINAL AXONS ARE READY, WILLING AND ABLE TO CROSS MAJOR GAPS AND GROW LONG DISTANCES.
This study has demonstrated that spinal cord injuries could be repairable, even for patients with year's old injuries. but this is an underfunded field with few researchers, so it will be many years before humans benefit from this success.
Dr. Bob Arnot, CBS News, New York.))

SIDS


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A British study finds six-in-ten sudden-infant-death-syndrome cases may be caused by exposure to tobacco smoke before or after birth.
The British researchers studied 195 babies who died of SIDS over a two-year period, comparing them with 780 babies who survived an apparent SIDS episode.
A variety of causes, including babies sleeping on their stomachs, have previously been suggested for SIDS, but the British study is the first indicating such a strong link between the syndrome and smoking.

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Up next --
Convicted killer Jens Soering said his lawyer wasn't any good at getting him out of trouble with the law.
Now his lawyer is in trouble, himself,
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and no amount of presidential cheering could help swimmer Janet Evans take the gold in her final Olympic event.
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Jens-Soering


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(Yenz- SIR-ing) Jens Soering tried and failed to get his murder conviction overturned.
He claimed his lawyer, Rick Neaton, was ineffective.
Now, there is apparently proof to back up that claim.
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An attorney review board in Michigan concluded this month the Detroit lawyer misappropriated five-thousand dollars from (SIR-ing) Soering, lied to him about lining up witnesses, and falsified documents.
Neaton's law license was suspended for four years.
He unsuccessfully defended the German-born U-V-A honor student as an accomplice in the murder of Derek and Nancy Haysom in the mid-80's.
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(SIR-ing) Soering believes he deserves a new trial.
Neaton told the Charlottesville "Daily Progress," Quote, (YENZ) Jens is in prison because he made a conscious decision to help Elizabeth Haysom.
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Valley-Metro


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Roanoke is looking toward Richmond for help as it works to keep the busses of Valley Metro on the road.
But state lawmakers say they can't offer much encouragement as the city wrestles with federal cuts.
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Like bus systems across the country, Valley Metro is losing its federal subsidies.
City officials hope to establish a local transportation district that would use an increase in the gasoline tax to raise money for mass transit.
State lawmakers aren't optimistic about that.
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((DEL. MORGAN GRIFFITH/R- SALEM: THE STATE'S GOING TO HAVE TO TAKE A LOOK AT IT TO SEE WHAT THEY CAN DO, BUT I DON'T ANTICIPATE THAT THERE ARE GOING TO BE LARGE AMOUNTS OF MONEY ALLOCATED FOR SOME OF THOSE PROJECTS THAT THE FEDERAL GOVERNMENT IS CUTTING.))
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Meanwhile, a General Assembly committee IS studying the problem.
And other lawmakers say they want to wait until that report is complete before they decide what route the state should take to keep the busses rolling.
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Fund


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Officials at the Radford arsenal say they don't need to be on the Superfund list to clean up hazardous waste at the plant.
Last week, Governor Allen intervened to keep the E-P-A from including the arsenal on its national priority list.
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But officials say they've already been working with the state and the E-P-A to clean up and control 43 hazardous waste sites.
They say Superfund would have forced them to spend more on paperwork and less on environmental restoration.
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((LT. COL. PAUL WOJCIECHOWSKI/RAAP COMMANDER: WE'VE ALREADY ENTERED A GREAT DEAL OF MONEY INTO THAT PROGRAM AND WE'D LIKE TO KEEP DOING THAT, PUTTING MONEY INTO CLEANUP AND NOT INTO ADMINISTRATIVE ENDEAVORS. ))
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In the interest of preventing future environmental problems, the arsenal will bring a new air pollution control system on line in September.
And last month, it completed 12 million dollars worth of improvements to the bio plant, which treats waste from the production process.
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Still to come, a look at a sunny weekend forecast,
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and since the weather will be great, perhaps you're considering spending it in the great outdoors.
Beth Myer has some tips if those plans include some canoeing.
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Canoeing


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Canoeing can be a fun way to spend a summer day.
Local rivers offer beginners the opportunity to experience the excitement of small rapids and plenty of interesting wildlife.
Beth Myer reports common sense and a few safety tips can make the trip a success.
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Liveries are a good place for a beginner to start. They'll supply the equipment, transportation, safety instruction and a trip plan.
The experts can give simple tips to help keep the inexperienced canoer out of trouble.
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Virginia law states everyone in the boat must have a life jacket rated to their size.
Rose says most dumps occur when people are getting in and out of the canoe.
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Once on the river, everyone needs to be ready to paddle so you go where YOU want to go and not just where the current will take you.
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((GLEN ROSE/CANOEING EXPERT: YOU JUST WANT TO GO WHERE THE WAVES ARE THE BIGGEST AND MOST REGULAR IN SIZE AND COLOR. ))
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Irregularities in rapids are caused by rocks and strange currents that are usually found in more difficult white water.
Rose says drownings are not common in his business since the majority of accidents are associated with drinking or non swimmers NOT wearing lifejackets.
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The last bit of advice: Canoers should always prepare for the weather and take plenty of water and some food along for the ride. Beth Myer, News 7.))
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And don't go away.
Patrick is next with Growin' It.

GROWIN-IT


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Stocks


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On wall street today, stocks are attempting to keep yesterday's rally alive.
At Noon, the Dow was UP 26-and-a-half points.
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We've got sports next on News 7 at Noon --
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including a look at the Kroger-WDBJ 250.
Stay tuned as Mike Stevens and Robin Reed bring us a preview.
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Olympics-Wrap


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Runners take their mark tonight as track and field events open at the Olympic games.
Finals are slated in four events and there are heats in others.
For the women, Gail Devers and Gwen Torrence won their respective heats today in the women's 100.
Swimming, gymnastics, baseball and the President headlined yesterday's events.
Bill Schweizer was there.
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Racing


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A big event a little closer to home this weekend....the Kroger-WDBJ 250.
The Mid-Atlantic's top late model stock car drivers will compete LIVE Saturday night right here on your Hometown Station.
Mike Stevens and Robin Reed say the competition is already heating up at the Radford track.
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Have a good weekend. That's it for News 7 at Noon.